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Thousands of Iranians Protest U.S. Actions in Iraq

Thousands of Iranians marched through the streets of Tehran on Friday to protest U.S. military actions in Iraq after a senior hardline cleric praised the resistance of Shi’ite Muslim rebels in Najaf. Chanting “Death to America” and burning U.S. flags, the protesters flooded streets in central Tehran carrying banners proclaiming: “Death to the occupiers” and “American democracy = massacre of innocent people.” Similar state-sponsored rallies were planned across the country. Shi’ite Muslim Iran has consistently called for U.S.-led forces to leave Iraq and expressed outrage at the presence of multinational forces in holy Shi’ite cities Najaf and Kerbala. Full Story

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